Springfield, Illinois: Lincoln's Tomb and Lucky Nose
A big bronze head of the great emancipator guards the entrance to his tomb. Visitors have rubbed his nose to a glossy shine for luck. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Lincoln's Tomb and Lucky Nose
Each Tuesday evening during the summer the 114th Infantry Regiment Illinois Volunteers present an authentic Civil War Flag Retreat Ceremony at Lincoln's Tomb. Bring folding chairs or blankets to sit out on the lawn.
After the ceremony, members of the 114th usually remain at the Tomb so visitors can ask questions or take photographs. My grandson was thrilled when one member offered to let him hold his rifle, and then presented him with a souvenir bullet.[Gary Epperson, 08/24/2011]
Obscene words were spray-painted on President Abraham Lincoln's tomb, in Springfield, IL, authorities said. The walls on the observation deck and the base of the Lincoln bust that greets visitors at the entrance to the tomb were spray painted.... [03/02/1997] Complete News Story